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The Classical Elvis Costello

The Classical Elvis Costello

Of the wide variety of guests appearing on this season of SPECTACLE, Renee Fleming—world-renowned star of the Metropolitan Opera—is probably the most surprising. But as the episode reveals, Fleming and Elvis Costello share more common ground than might initially seem apparent. The Pennsylvania-born soprano trained as a jazz singer, and has recorded with the likes…

Elvis Costello in the Nineties

Elvis Costello in the Nineties

This week’s guest on SPECTACLE, President Bill Clinton, is probably the single most defining figure of the 1990s. His election in 1992 marked the triumph of the Baby Boom generation on the global stage, and during his two terms in the White House, the United States enjoyed peace and unprecedented prosperity; the record federal budget…